Canavese, Piedmont

Franceschi

Mazzoni Piemonte DOC Barbera 2012

Lovely color. Ruby red to dark royal purple. Smells nice. Flowers (roses, bearded iris and tulips?). Flavors are juicy and dense. Woodsy with cedar and cherry bark. Bit of licorice. Plenty of pies. (Cherry, strawberry, rhubarb, even a strawberry-rhubarb perhaps). All that is wrapped in a velvety, elegant mouthfeel that lingers long with just the perfect amount of bittersweet. 8 years on this is fo sure ‘keeping it real’. This is a Barbera magnifico! — 2 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Coste & Fossati Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Nose has ripe blackberry, wet leather, wet metallic rocks and shaved dark chocolate.

Palate has ripe blueberry, tannic blackberry, hibiscus tea with medium tannins and a long finish. Impressive wine.

Color is amazing, dark purple, almost could be viewed as CA Syrah or Spanish Grenache. A gifted bottle from a Tastevin brother who's come to know my palate, a delicious offer. Best Dolcetto I've tasted, weighty and beautiful, yet youthful.
— 4 days ago

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Monterustico

Langhe Bianco Arneis Blend 2016

A really nice Arneis blend from GD Vajra. A little Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc thrown in for good measure, producing a richer finish. Decent QPR, found at Whole Foods. — 18 days ago

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Pier Paolo Grasso

Barbis Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Lyle Fass
9.3

Classic nose. Spice, tar, roses, cherry, large Slavonian oak, opulence in the mid palate. So pure and fresh, juicy, pure, balanced and deep. It has an uncommon depth. Super aromatic. So old school. Opulent but also insane acidity that cuts it like a knife. Very pure. Good depth. Crunchy. Elegant. Concentrated. Long finish. Will age 20 years. Loads of spice. Gaining more balance and juiciness. — 9 days ago

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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Antichi Vigneti Propri Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

Like the ‘71 Mascarello a good cork and a high fill that is where the similarities end.
This was a stereotypical aged Barolo and I say that as a compliment. Beautiful aromas of cherries, leather ands dried leaves. This tasted very fresh due to the wonderful acid levels. Juicy cherries , mushrooms, tobacco and dried meats all fought to get the attention of my tastebuds. A finish that defied its age. Wish I had another bottle because I don’t think this one is going anywhere for years
— 3 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Steve Pollack I do not believe it was reconditioned perhaps they had a system where they held back some production and they late released ? If anybody knows please feel free to post.
Steve Pollack

Steve Pollack

@Ira Schwartz the original release capsule is red on top. The late release reconditioned bottles have a black or dark brown capsule.
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@Steve Pollack @Steve Pollack I’m going to say it was black.

Elio Altare

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

Altare’s 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba offers terrific varietal character to match its mid-weight personality. The 2018 is a bit lighter than most editions - that is the vintage - but it also has tons of nuance in its dark plum, leather, cedar, licorice and tobacco flavors. This is classic Dolcetto. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2020) — 3 days ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Infanticide... but delightful even at this stage. Medium body, the acidity keeps it light on its feet. Soft, graceful tannins ease the dark cherry/berry notes. Obviously the wine will age for years... but probably not when it drinks this well today. Represents amazing value. — 4 days ago

Bryan, Dawn and 15 others liked this
Carla Hine

Carla Hine

The 2015 is delicious right now.

Castello di Neive

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Friday night and tonight's wine is the 2016 Castello di Neive Barbaresco. This wine is 100% Nebbiolo from Neive, Italy.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, anise, rose and dry soil.

On the palate is cherry, raspberry, rose, spice, licorice, soft oak, clay pot and earth.

This wine is medium body with medium+ acidity and medium + to high mouth coating fine sandpaper tannins that leads into a long drying red fruit finish.

Let's all have a wonderful weekend, enjoy time with family and friends and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Paul, P and 19 others liked this

Sottimano

Maté Brachetto 2018

Nariz: fresas y piedra

Boca: seco, Tanino M, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M.

Cuerpo liviano.
— 7 days ago

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Giacosa Donato

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1990

Old style barbaresco. The tannins have mellowed out but they are still there. Tertiary aromas that are hard to describe, faint rose petal perfume, old leather, maybe a bit of cinnamon. The color is brownish red. It is medium body with drying sensation at the end. The finish is long and persistent. I bought this one a long time ago and probably paid $20 or less . I am pleasantly surprised how good it is for its age and the producer’s obscurity. — 4 days ago

Eric, Soshi and 3 others liked this